Suspected NPA rebel killed in army detachment attack


Posted at Jun 03 2015 04:23 PM | Updated as of Jun 04 2015 12:23 AM

An alleged member of the New People's Army (NPA) was killed in a clash outside an army detachment in Lupi, Camarines Sur, police said.

The victim was identified as Jolan Ibias Samaniego, 23 years old and a resident of Barangay Matacong, San Lorenzo in Camarines Norte.

Authorities believe Samaniego was a member of the NPA and was one of the 80 rebels who attacked the army detachment in Lupi early Tuesday morning. The firefight lasted for almost an hour.

Recovered from the victim were a rifle grenade, eight improvised explosive devices (IEDs), five Molotov bombs and several ammunition.

No one was reported injured from the side of the military. -- report from Rona Nuñez and Mylce Mella, ABS-CBN News Bicol